If you’ve been thinking about reducing deep wrinkles and fine lines, or restoring the fullness of your lip line, you’ve probably been wondering about JUVÉDERM®. Our West Palm Beach plastic surgeon, Dr. Mark Pinsky, has years of success and thousands of happy patients who enjoy more youthful and refreshed appearances. JUVÉDERM® is considered an injectable dermal filler. It happens to be the most popular dermal filler, but there are several others. You may recognize some of the other brands by name: Restylane®, Perlane®, Radiesse®, and the newest on the market, BELOTERO®. They are all a bit different and most physicians and patients develop a preference for one or two of those listed above. At Pinsky Plastic Surgery, we offer a full range of JUVÉDERM® products, including the new JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC, to help you meet your needs.
About JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC
The JUVÉDERM® family of products is the market leader in injectable dermal fillers. JUVÉDERM® is a hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal filler. HA is a natural and most abundant sugar found in the human body. JUVÉDERM® is a clear homogenous gel that, when injected, can fill wrinkles or add volume to deep depressions of the face. In addition, HA absorbs water, which helps plump out wrinkles and add fullness. JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is often used to treat nasolabial folds (smile lines), marionette lines, fill out the cheeks, plump up the lips, or treat the fine lines around the lips.
About JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus
JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus is similar to JUVÉDERM® Ultra, but it has a more robust cross linking for a greater degree of volumization to a treated area. This product is injected deeper than its sister product above. You may find it interesting that Pinsky Plastic Surgery was one of the ten medical practices in the country selected for the FDA trials paving the way for market approval in the United States. Benefits from this product may last longer than one year.
Contact us at Pinsky Plastic Surgery if you would like to talk about JUVÉDERM® or any of our dermal fillers. Each member of our clinical team has over ten years of experience with dermal fillers and helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals.
Benefits of JUVÉDERM®
JUVÉDERM® treatment can provide a number of benefits, including:
- Reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
- Added volume in the cheeks for a more youthful appearance
- Plump lips and a more visible “Cupid’s bow,” which gives a fuller, more contoured look
- Minimal treatment time – typically appointments are less than one hour
- Minimal downtime – many patients can resume regular activities and wearing make-up by the next day after treatment
- Long-lasting results – patients generally can go six to nine months between treatments
Why You Should Choose Dr. Pinsky for JUVÉDERM® Treatment
JUVÉDERM® injections can be performed by a variety of people – with plastic surgeons and physician assistants being the most skilled providers and spa staff at the other end of the spectrum. Plastic surgeons and physician assistants have the absolute highest level of training, medical knowledge, and experience. They understand the structure and musculature of the face and neck better than anyone else. Their knowledge is “more than skin deep,” allowing them to properly evaluate, visualize, prioritize, and create beautiful, natural-looking cosmetic results.
Dr. Pinsky was the featured surgeon in an instructional DVD used to train other surgeons on how to properly inject JUVÉDERM®. The Pinsky Plastic Surgery practice was one of only two plastic surgery practices nationwide to contribute to an early study involving JUVÉDERM®. Additionally, Dr. Pinsky authored an article on dermal fillers in the prestigious Aesthetic Surgery Journal. He is among the most knowledgeable and experienced plastic surgeons in the country performing JUVÉDERM® treatments.
Commonly Treated Areas
JUVÉDERM® can be used to treat many areas of the face, including:
- Frown lines
- Laugh lines
- Nasolabial folds (lines between the nose and mouth)
- Marionette lines
How Does It Work?
We use a very fine needle to reduce injection discomfort and offer a topical numbing gel to further minimize discomfort. We also recommend ice packs to reduce swelling and discomfort. JUVÉDERM® tends to bond with the water naturally found in your skin, working to add volume and smooth out wrinkles and fine lines. You can usually see the results within 30 minutes or less.
What About After My Injection?
For the first 24 hours, you should avoid make-up, strenuous exercise, extensive sun or heat exposure, and alcoholic beverages. Exposure to any of these may cause temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the injection sites. If you have swelling, an ice pack over the swollen area should help.
Call us if you have any redness and/or visible swelling that lasts more than a few days, or any other symptoms that may cause you concern. We are always here and would rather take a quick call than have you worry.